Governor Approves Extension of Personal Watercraft Exemption

Betty Little

August 05, 2011

            Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law legislation that extends an exemption for jet ski and personal watercraft renters from New York’s boater safety course requirement.

            The measure (S.5372) was sponsored by Senator Betty Little.  The law, set to expire January 1, 2012, will be extended to January 2013.  Little said the exemption limits operation to a specified area where the watercraft is rented.

            “This is important for marinas and small businesses that rely on the rentals of personal watercraft to stay afloat financially,” said Little.  “It’s a reasonable exemption in support of recreation and tourism and I am happy to see it continue.”